BUYING HAPPINESS?

Imagine you had $1 million, right now, to spend on whatever you want. What would you buy with it? Houses, cars, jewelry, property, lavish vacations, fine art? What if it were $10 million? Or $10 billion? The things you could do, right?! But there’s one thing you couldn’t buy, no matter how limitless the dollars:…

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Why Uncle Sam’s Plan Isn’t the Best

I’ll Take 25%, Thank You! What if there were a kingdom, where the king wanted to encourage his people to be more self-sufficient? So he taught them to grow vegetable gardens and tend to their own farms. They became prosperous. They provided for themselves. They no longer needed handouts from the king. But … then…

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My Top 3 Financial Vehicles for Retirement

There’s a special lake in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming. It’s not easy to get to—in fact, if we didn’t have our Jeep Rubicon, I’m not sure we’d be able to make the annual trek there with our kids and grandkids. There are times when we’ve been able to catch 200 to 300 brook trout…

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Turn Stories into Histories

How to Capture Life Experiences This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day and remember the many who have gone before us. Their stories are our stories and their lessons learned can be ours. In my mind, many of these generations are heroes.                                         My dad was one of my heroes—he taught me to work hard; he…

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The Power of Stories

When I was a child back in the 50s, my brother Sherm and I had one television program that stood out for us above all: Nightmare Theater. Every Friday it promised frightening creatures, terrifying monsters and heart-pounding thrills. There were a couple problems, however: 1) it started late, long after bedtime, and 2) our parents…

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